2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Section 4:13-18 - Election of directors; by-laws; adoption; contents

Universal Citation: NJ Rev Stat § 4:13-18 (2017)

4:13-18. Election of directors; by-laws; adoption; contents

At the first meeting of the association the directors shall be elected and, by majority vote of the members or their written assent, bylaws shall be adopted regulating the conduct and management of the association. A copy of the bylaws certified by the president and secretary, shall be filed forthwith in the office of the Secretary of Agriculture. The bylaws shall provide the method for amending the bylaws. The bylaws shall, within the limitations of this chapter, prescribe:

a. The time, place and manner of calling and conducting its meetings one of which shall be designated as the annual meeting and the number of members or delegates necessary to constitute a quorum for the transaction of business;

b. The number and qualifications of members and the conditions under which membership shall be granted and terminated; rules governing the issuance, transfer and cancellation of membership certificates and certificates of common and other classes of stock and the manner of ascertaining the interests of members in the assets, if any, of the association; rules governing the exercise of the privileges of members; rules governing the method, time and manner of the resignation or withdrawal of members; and rules for ascertaining and paying the value of a member's interest upon his death, withdrawal, resignation, expulsion or the forfeiture of his membership;

c. The number of the directors and the time, place and manner of their election and removal, their powers and duties, their number, not less than a majority, necessary to the exercise of their powers, and their compensation, if any, also their qualifications, manner of nominations, district and other eligibility requirements;

d. The officers, their terms of office, the time and manner of their appointment and removal, their powers and duties and the manner in which their compensation, if any, shall be determined;

e. The amount of entrance, organization and membership fees, if any, the manner and method of collection of the same, and the purposes for which they may be used;

f. The amount which each member or stockholder shall be required to pay annually or from time to time, if at all, to carry on the business of the association, the charge, if any, to be paid by each patron for services rendered by the association to him and the time of payment and manner of collection;

g. The date of the commencement of its business or fiscal year;

h. The manner in which the dissolution may be effectuated and the division and distribution of the remaining funds.

i. Any other provisions proper and necessary to carry out the purposes for which the association was formed.

Amended by L.1953, c. 332, p. 1883, s. 4; L.1966, c. 286, s. 16; L.1971, c. 324, s. 10, eff. Oct. 28, 1971.

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